Thursday, July 2, 2015

My review of The subversive stitch

The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the FeminineThe Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine by Rozsika Parker
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had read this many years ago, but had decided it would be timely to reread this since I have been reading books like Craftivism, Bibliocraft, Strange material and the Bayeaux Tapestry. This one really did come first, and those other titles follow very worthily. It is a bit dated, but still a very strong book to read, and much of the anger over historical depictions is still very valid. It is still necessary reading (well, at least very strongly suggested reading) after reading some of the titles listed earlier in the review.

We still need to be angry about mis-depictions of women, and what we do, and what the history says has been done.

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